Sunday, April 29, 2007

Try To Put A Zoo On This

So some Dutch guy builds an ark to "specification". Read what PZ Myers has to say about it. Shovel optional.

Pharyngula: So … the Dutch have their crazy Bible nuts, too

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

There's A Light On For You

Building facade in Silver City, New Mexico.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Return to Southern Mississippi

Earlier this month, business took me back to a client that I visited three years ago in Pascagoula, Mississippi. Naturarlly, a lot has happened since then, namely the ravages of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. This trip would give me the opportunity to observe first hand the state of recovery of the stricken area. I was both astounded and encouraged by what I saw.

Over the next couple of weeks I hope to portray some of what I saw during my time there. Unfortunately, the scale of much of what I saw was impossible to capture in mere photographs, but I gave it my best.

We start on arrival at Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport. The entire passenger terminal was under reconstruction at the time, although I am not certain that it was entirely due to hurricane damage. While airport infrastructure was heavily damaged during the storm, I can say from experience that the airport was probably due for renovations anyway.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

The Universe Gets A Little Smaller

No, this isn't about an error in how astronomers measure distance in space, it's actually much neater than that. Check it out by clicking the link below.

Bad Astronomy Blog - HUGE NEWS: first possibly Earthlike extrasolar planet found!

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Monday, April 23, 2007

Looking Toward Spring

A beach house in Lewes, Delaware awaits the return of tenants for the upcoming summer season.

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Saturday, April 21, 2007

Blue Angel Six, You Are Cleared For A Higher Destination

As with any event of this nature, save a thought for the victim and hope that cause is found, lessons learned and procedures improved to prevent accidents in the future.

Top News- 'Blue Angels' Jet Crashes During Air Show - NY Daily News News

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Friday, April 20, 2007

Is Your Dentist A Comedian?

Silver City, New Mexico.

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Thursday, April 19, 2007


Not really. The speed limit was 75. In a Toyota Corolla.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Fort Bayard, New Mexico.

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Sunday, April 15, 2007

New Things, Old Sign

The dead things may be brand new, but the sign? Not so much. Spotted outside a fossil and gem shop in Yarnell, Arizona.

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Saturday, April 14, 2007

Melodramatic Facade

On weekends, after your dinner at the Buckhorn Saloon, walk next door to the historic Pinos Altos Opera House for an evening of slapstick and melodrama. With productions of such titles as "Take Us To Your Leaderhosen or... One World Order To Go, Hold The Mao", it's a place where you can check your cares at the door and toss some popcorn at the bad guys.

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Thursday, April 12, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut 1922 - 2007

This is devastating news to me. He was, simply, my favorite author during my adolescent years. If you could wrap your head around a Vonnegut novel, you could see into his mind and understand how he was thinking. Not all of his books were easy reads, but never put a book of his down without feeling somehow exercised mentally. Kurt, you will be sorely missed.

Author Kurt Vonnegut dies at 84 - Yahoo! News

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Lightship Overfalls

Lightships were used as navigation beacons back in the days before radio to help keep ships from dangerous shoals near the coast. As new technologies took hold in the 20th century, the era of lightships faded away. Lewes, Delaware.

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Saturday, April 07, 2007

Old Western Saloon

The Buckhorn Saloon has operated on this site in Pinos Altos, New Mexico for over 140 years, offering fine meals to travelers on their journeys.

Outside the Buckhorn Saloon

You can sit outside while waiting for your table, but not a lot of traffic passes by in this quiet little settlement of less than 1000 people.

The Bar at the Buckhorn Saloon

Once inside, you're greeted by the smoky smell of the wood stove, and you're led into a dining room shaped by hewn timbers for a meal topped in quality only by the quaint old time atmosphere.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Pillowy Billowy

I found this picture in quite an unusual location. If you dig just a little bit, you can find out for yourself.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

General Store

The old west General Store. A place to procure provisions, post your mail, and have a nice ice cream sundae. After you eat at the saloon down the way, of course. But more about that later. Pinos Altos, New Mexico, along the Continental Divide.

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